|Tony Barr, 1947-2007|
Tony Barr was my friend and advocate.
I met Tony in 1992 when I was the president of the local amputee support group in Orlando, Florida. I needed money to fund the purchase of a leg for an amputee who had no means to pay for it. At that time in Florida, there were many amputees who “fell through the cracks” between private insurance and Medicare/Medicaid. Tony couldn’t believe such a gap of coverage existed in our state or even our country. He said, “First we’ll take care of the amputee, then we’ll fix the problem.”